Snapper with Black Garlic & Sesame Crust served with Green Pea Risotto

Snapper fish fillets with CHEF Black Garlic Paste and sesame crust served with green pea risotto and black garlic broth.
Product: CHEF® Black Garlic Paste, CHEF® Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate

Serves: 10

10 x 180g snapper fish fillets
70g CHEF Black Garlic Paste
3 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp crushed ginger
¼ cup olive oil

100g unsalted butter
2 shallots, finely diced
2 ½ cups arborio rice
½ cup white wine
30ml CHEF Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate
+ 1L hot water
1 cup pea purée
100g finely grated Parmesan
Dash of cream

70g CHEF Black Garlic Paste
4 star anise
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
45ml CHEF Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate
+ 1.5L hot water

Garnishing Ideas

Blanched snow peas


Combine the CHEF Black Garlic Paste, ginger and sesame seeds and mix well. Spread generously over the fish fillets and leave to marinate for up to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large saucepan and sauté the shallots over a gentle heat until softened but not coloured. Add the rice and allow to toast lightly then add the wine and stir until mostly evaporated. Add a ladle of hot stock, stir and allow the liquid to be absorbed, continue adding the stock until the grains are tender. Remove from the heat and add the purée, Parmesan and cream, if desired, and fold together.

Pan-fry the fish fillets for 4-5 minutes each side, depending on size, or until just starting to flake at the thickest part.

Simmer the CHEF Black Garlic Paste, CHEF Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate, star anise, ginger and water until fragrant, adjust seasoning.

Serve the risotto in shallow bowls and top with the seared fish. Garnish with snow peas, finish with the hot black garlic broth.

Chef Tips

Add chilli and fresh coriander for an Asian fusion profile.

Try this dish with tofu, chicken tenderloins or lamb.

Sprinkle with crispy shallots for extra texture.


CHEF® Black Garlic Paste

Developed through a fermentation process, fresh garlic is transformed to create a sweet and rich garlic flavour to use at any stage of the cooking process.

CHEF® Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate

Our Chicken Style Liquid Concentrate is the latest innovation in stock making and flavour concentrates.
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